Kelvyn Alp Military Person
Kelvyn Alp born 27 March 1971, was the leader of the Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand which stood in the 2005 general elections. He also stood for Mayor of Manukau in 2007. Alp stood in the 2011 Te Tai Tokerau by-election under the OurNZ Party banner receiving 0.5% of the vote. He has five children, three boys, two girls, and served in the New Zealand Army from 1995 to 1996. Alp has attempted to use a "Māori Passport" abroad in an attempt to highlight Māori issues. Alp has claimed that this practice ended after the New Zealand Labour-led Government threatened to pull allocated school funding in the Solomon Islands. In 1996 Alp set up the New Zealand Armed Intervention Force as a mercenary organisation, later transforming it into a para-military, anti-banking, pro-people rights movement - although it was referred to in the media as a Māori separatist organisation. It is now defunct.
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1. OurNZ Party
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The OurNZ Party is a political party in New Zealand. The party advocates a new currency, a 1% transaction tax, a written constitution, and binding referenda. Its founding leaders were former Direct Democracy Party leader Kelvyn Alp and Rangitunoa Black. Kelvyn Alp represented the party in the 2011 Te Tai Tokerau by-election, gaining 72 votes. In September 2011 the party's logo was registered by the Electoral Commission, and announced it would merge with the Republic of New Zealand Party. Kelvyn Alp announced his departure from his role on 25 September, saying that Will Ryan would take over as interim party leader. Although the party had expressed an intention to contest the 2011 election, and had selected at least one person to stand for it, there were no OurNZ candidates registered with the Electoral Commission when nominations closed. It did not stand any candidates at the 2014 election.
Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand
The Direct Democracy Party of New Zealand was a political party in New Zealand that promoted greater participation by the people in the decision-making of government. The party's leader was Kelvyn Alp. The party challenged the current monetary system and promoted solutions to what it called "irredeemable debt." It aimed to establish a system of binding referendums for all major decisions. The Party also advocated for a New Zealand Constitution to protect and enshrine the rights and freedoms of the people. In 2005 the Direct Democracy Party gained official registration as a political party. It fielded 32 party members in the 2005 elections, but won only 782 votes, failing to get any MPs into parliament. The party did not apply for broadcasting funding in 2008, nor did it submit a party list. The official results for the party vote in that year's election recorded no votes for the DDP. The party's registration was cancelled at its own request on 30 June 2009. Alp went on to found the OurNZ Party in 2011.